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Exhibition June 22, 2019 − January 5, 2020

Akunnittinni: Family Portrait of Kinggights

Translated into Russian, the word "Akunnittinni"In the language of Inuki means" between us. " This exhibition tells about the visual dialogue between the grandmother, mother and daughter from the Inuki Narada - Pitsolak Ashuna, Napaki Putoguk and Annie Putoguk. Their artistic work provides a personal and cultural history of three generations of Inuku women, whose artistic practices included autobiographical narratives and chronicles of intimate and sometimes harsh memories and historically high-profile moments. The prints and drawings that can be seen also include sardonic references to pop culture, which now permeates everyday life in Kinnighite (Cape Dorset), as well as nuances of family and country life.

Kinnayth is a remote Arctic community located on Dorset Island near the Lys Peninsula on the southern tip of Baffin Island in the Kikiktuluk region in Nunavut, Canada. This region is known worldwide for its works of art, which have been produced in places like the now famous Kinngait film studios (West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative) since the 1940s. Pitsolak Ashuna, Napaki Putoguk and Annie Putoguk are among the most famous artists of this region.